Compare And Contrast Heart Of Darkness And Apocalypse Now

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Not the End The exploration of the human nature is never end in every different era. Francis Coppola 's Apocalypse Now artfully applies classic Joseph Conrad 's Heart of Darkness 's to quest the reasons of evil human nature. These two independent magnum opuses have some similar and different places among the story plots, environments, and characterizations, but they all reflect the evil and virtuous human nature. At the beginning, the two works have plentiful the same "story" (Dorall 303). Heart of Darkness tells a story about Marlow, a young captain. He reserves a commission to research Kurtz who is an ivory trader and works for a Belgian trading company and loses in the Congo jungles. Apocalypse Now 's background is Vietnam War. An American captain Willard gets a mission to find and kill Kurtz who is an unsound US Special Forces colonel. Although these two stories ' scenes are different and the protagonists have different occupations, they all trip up the rivers on travelling on the rivers, the Congo River and the Nung River, to unfold the quest to attain a vision of their self-nature. Conrad 's text is mainly a representation of protagonist 's self-discovery (Guerard 180) and the film also obeys this plots. Then, when Marlow and Willard engage in their self-discovery and self-pursuit, Kurtz seems like a light of their way or an example. Kurtz carries advanced and progressive civilization to Africa or Vietnam but brutal "civilized" domination or war lead Kurtz has to

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